East Looe Beach

East Looe Beach, Cornwall

East Looe Beach is a popular family beach in the seaside town of Looe in south Cornwall. It is a crescent-shaped, sandy, south-facing beach on the eastern side of the town, and one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall. At low tide, a large expanse of sand is revealed.


Beach at East Looe, CornwallLooe is a working fishing town and the Banjo pier stands at the western edge of the beach. The beach becomes rockier, and consequently less crowded, to the east. At low tide, Plaidy Beach can be reached. Swimming is relatively safe in the waters off East Looe Beach as the shelf is shallow for some distance.

Self catering holiday accommodation is available in Looe holiday cottages. Further self catering accommodation is available in holiday cottages in Polperro (5 miles by road), Fowey (11 miles) and Liskeard (9 miles).

Though there is a large car park in West Looe and smaller car parks in East Looe, these can still fill in peak summer months, when Looe is an especially popular holiday destination. The beach has level access and disabled facilities. Toilet facilities are conveniently located. Dogs are not permitted on East Looe Beach. Refreshments and other facilities can be found in the town. Boat trips may be taken from the harbour.

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